Weight Loss App Study
The howudish app can help you find healthy food picks at local eateries, so you can always meet your weight loss goals, no matter where you decide to dine, explains summer yule, ms, rdn.. In terms of effectiveness, a systematic review and meta -analysis in 2015 identified 12 research studies evaluating apps for weight loss and concluded that the apps were more effective than control groups resulting in a mean of −1.04 kg greater weight loss (flores mateo et al., 2015).. Control group participants were aware that they were participating in a study of a weight loss app but were blinded to the name of the app. to minimize contamination of the control group, providers and clinic staff were also blinded to the name of the app and to group assignment..
A new study by researchers at the university of massachusetts released in the american journal of preventative medicine studied the 30 most used weight loss apps on itunes and android market. it. Compared to non-users, women who use these kinds of apps had 2.3 to 26.9 times higher odds of adopting one of these unhealthy weight loss habits, while men had 3.2 to 14.6 times the odds.. Overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new study. the results of the study, conducted by duke university, were achieved using automated, free tools, rather than expensive in-person interventions, suggesting a possible low-cost route to effective weight loss..